Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis, review at Iceberg Ink
Blade Song by J.C. Daniels, reviews at A Buckeye Girl Reads, Gizmo’s Reviews, Parajunkee and Vampire Book Club
The Corpse-Rat King by Lee Battersby, review at Beauty in Ruins
Eden’s Root by Rachel Fisher, review and giveaway at Tea, Daydreams and Fairytales
Fated by Benedict Jacka, review at Lynn’s Book Blog
Land of Hope and Glory by Geoffrey Wilson, review at Bookworms Blues
Leviathan Wakes by James, S.A. Corey, review at Calico Reaction
Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines, review at the Little Red Reviewer
Memory’s Wake by Selina Fenech, review at The Oaken Bookcase
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, post written by the author at Once Upon A Time, review at Mindful Musings
The Siren by Tiffany Reisz, review at Babbling About Books, and More
Two Prize Packs for Discover Australian Fantasy Month at The Oaken Bookcase
Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews at The Book Smugglers
Hot Summer Nights Giveaway at Addicted 2 Heroines
Of Blood and Honey at Staffer’s Book Review
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness at Janicu’s Book Blog
Songs of the Earth by Elspeth Cooper at Staffer’s Book Review
The Whitefire Crossing and The Tainted City by Courtney Schafer at Staffer’s Book Review
The ‘Stop the GR Bullies’ Debacle
As I mentioned last week, this website is still going strong in ‘outing’ people that they accuse of being bullies. One such reviewer is Lucy, who posts about her experience at Goodreads.
KB/KT Grant speaks as both a reviewer and an author at Babbling About Books, and More, calling for everyone to practice Awareness, Clam, Respect and Confidence. Janet at Dear Author calls for an end to the harassment seen on the STGB website. AnimeJune at Gossamer Obsessions calls for authors to take a more moderate approach to negative reviews.
The plot thickens, as they say, and yesterday The Huffington Post published an anonymous Op Ed by the STGB website owner. They later posted an apology after receiving a lot of outraged feedback from bloggers and A Response written by Foz Meadows. AnimeJune posts her response to the Op Ed article here.
Sparky at Fangs For the Fantasy reports on a book review blog that charges authors for a good review
Parajunkee discusses what to do with / about ARCs and charging for reviews
Monarchies in Fantasy
Why are kingdoms with monarchs the default political setup in many secondary fantasy world novels? What are the advantages and disadvantages of such political structures? What are some exceptions to this?
Answers are supplied by a variety of authors and reviewers.